La grieta will be Mirabella’s debut book-length translation and is Infante Beovic’s debut novella.
What opens as a story on matrescence reveals itself to be an exploration of memory and trauma—personal, familial, and national—as the protagonist, Laura, struggling in her new motherhood, revisits memories from her own daughterhood and coming of age in a home, in a country, where the adults are still living with the trauma they experienced under the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile.
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Translator and Interpreter
A 2022 ALTA Virtual Travel Fellow and alumna of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre, Michelle Mirabella is a Pittsburgh-based translator and interpreter. She holds an M.A. in translation and interpretation (Spa-Eng) from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and lives with a heart divided between Pittsburgh, Chile, and New York.
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